If you live in the US, then chances are you’ve heard of Black Friday. It’s the day after Thanksgiving that retailers hold special sales to lure you in to get your holiday shopping dollars. Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or just looking for deals on stuff, Black Friday, the fairly new Local/Small Business Saturday and Now Cyber Monday (the Monday following Thanksgiving) are worth checking out. Sometimes the savings can be substantial and if it saves you a few bucks on something you were going to buy anyway, why not take it?
I’m not one to go out and stand in line to save a few bucks on something, however I will absolutely check out online deals for gear.
As you might imagine I get all kinds of emails advertising Black Friday deals. So I’ve decided to share some of the ones I’ve hand picked here based on technology, Adobe, iOS/Apple, Photography and the other things that I’m interested in. So here are my Top 10 Picks in no particular order:
Amazon.com has been running Black Friday deals all week on all kinds of gear:
Here are some deals on Lightroom 4 and Photoshop Elements:
Special Holiday Pricing: Valid Nov. 22 through Nov. 28
· Lightroom 4 — Available now for $119 (originally $149)
· Photoshop Elements 11 — Available now for $59.99 (originally $99)
· Premiere Elements 11 — Available now for $59.99 (originally $99)
· Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 bundle— Available now for $89.99 (originally $149)
B&H Photo and Video
Smarthome Black Friday Deals
TigerDirect’s Black Friday Sale
LCD4Video Black Friday Deals (also my pick for Local Business Saturday if you’re in MI)
Peachpit Press for all your Tech & Photography Book Needs
Nikon Store Black Friday Deals
Looking for more deals? Check out these 3 Black Friday Apps that will show you just about ALL of the big Black Friday Sales!
Of course don’t forget to check out my 2012 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide
and My 2012 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide App
And here’s a reminder of one of the reasons that I don’t go out shopping on Black Friday:
Only in America do people trample each other to save a few bucks the day after giving thanks for the things they have. Have fun out there and be safe!